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Have you sustained a brain or head injury that has affected your life?

A brain injury can be caused by a blow to the head, tumour, stroke or an infection. Brain injuries can occur as a result of road traffic accidents, assaults, slips and trips, falls, sports injuries and concussions. Concussions can occur as a result of even what seem to be minor accidents.

However, not all brain injuries are accidents. If you think you may be eligible to claim compensation, the team of expert head injury solicitors at TLW can help.

Each year an estimated 1 million people attend hospital A&E in the UK following a head injury. Many more people suffer injuries which are not reported and not assessed by a medical professional.

Headway – The Brain Injury Association estimate there are 500,000 people living with disability in the UK as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

If your injury has not impacted your head or brain, you may want to look at our other serious injury claims pages.

How to spot a brain injury

Symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Unconsciousness;
  • Inability to remember the cause of the injury or events that occurred immediately before or up to 24 hours after;
  • Confusion and disorientation;
  • Difficulty remembering new information;
  • Headache;
  • Dizziness;
  • Blurry vision;
  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Ringing in the ears;
  • Trouble speaking coherently;
  • Changes in emotions or sleep patterns;

These symptoms could indicate that you’ve suffered a head injury and may be eligible to make a brain injury claim, depending on the circumstances that led to your injury.


For more information, please see our Brain Injury Infographic and Guide to Care Options:


Headway Approved Brain Injury Solicitors

TLW are proud to be listed in Headway (the brain injury association) approved brain injury directory. Headway’s directory is designed to enable assist clients to chose firms who have the required level of expertise to deal with brain injury cases.

Care Navigators

TLW’s Care Navigators assist our clients and their families to understand some of the many different choices and challenges that will present themselves following a serious injury. Care Navigators are there to provide support and guidance to clients and their families during the process of recovering from a serious injury.

North East Employer of the Year 2017

In June 2017 TLW Solicitors was given the title of Employer of the Year at the Northern Law Awards. This underlines the firm’s commitment to staff and their wellbeing.

Lexcel accredited

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. This accreditation is an independent verification of TLW’s credentials and demonstrates our commitment to the provision of quality legal services.


How can TLW’s brain injury solicitors help you?

As experienced brain and head injury solicitors, we have been helping people across Newcastle and the North-East claim compensation for over 17 years. If your injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to head injury compensation.

In addition to our expert legal input, we have produced a helpful guide which outlines the range and sources of support and information available to people who have had serious injuries in the North East of England. Our personal injury team can also guide you through a spinal injury claim if your spine has been affected by your injury.

FAQ's

Question 1 of 3
My family member or loved one is unable to deal with their own affairs as a result of their head injury. Can I start a claim on their behalf?

The Mental Capacity Act states everyone has the right to make their own decisions and assumes everyone has capacity unless it can be proved otherwise. However, if your family member or loved one is currently incapable of making their own decisions following a brain injury then you can bring a claim on their behalf as a ‘litigation friend’. This will then mean you have responsibility to act on their behalf by making and overseeing the claim with a responsibility to provide instructions to us.

If during the lifetime of the claim it becomes apparent that your family member or loved one continues to lack capacity to manage their own financial affairs they will need to have a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection to ensure any compensation is protected and used in their best interests. Our team can assist you with this process.

Question 2 of 3
What additional support can be provided in addition to NHS services to help with my rehabilitation?

At TLW Solicitors we appreciate that early rehabilitation focusing on the unique specific needs of our clients is essential to ensuring the best possible recovery. Your solicitor will press for the release of funding at the earliest opportunity from the representatives of those responsible for your injury so that your rehabilitation needs can be assessed and met.

As part of this process we may instruct specialist Case Managers to assess your needs, organise and implement the care/rehabilitation necessary to ensure the best level of care is being provided following a head or brain injury.

We accept that obtaining funding from the representatives of those responsible for your injury can occasionally take time, especially if the accident circumstances are complicated and responsibility for your accident is disputed. As such, we will only seek to use the best specialist rehabilitation/care navigators who will work alongside you to ensure you are receiving the right care, rehabilitation and support at the right time.

Question 3 of 3
I had a brain injury but want to return to work. Can you help?

At TLW Solicitors we understand that suffering from a brain injury is a life-changing event and that regaining independence and returning to normal life as far as possible is equally – if not more – important than the amount of compensation you may receive. Returning to work is an important part of the rehabilitation process and something many of our clients want to achieve following a head injury.

We will always endeavour to help our clients achieve their goals and wherever possible ensure bespoke rehabilitation packages are established to include vocational assessments, job coaching, and ultimately work re-entry.

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